Jeep Compass launched in India, check price, features, interior and pictures

Jeep India's most-awaited and the first locally assembled SUV, the Compass is launching in India today. Check here to know all about the new offering from the American carmaker including price, specifications, features and more

By: | Updated: July 31, 2017 2:29 PM

Jeep India had a slow start in India when they introduced the Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler Unlimited in the country. That said, since these two models were CBUs (Completely Built-up Units), it was understandable that the price tag of the SUVs would be relatively higher. That said, at the launch of these two SUVs, the company also announced that they will be bringing in a locally assembled model soon. Today, the Jeep Compass, the carmaker's first locally assembled SUV is going to launch which would also be exported to other RHD (Right Hand Drive) markets. Assembled at the company's Ranjangaon facility in Maharashtra, the Compass would be offered with over 50 safety features and have three variants, Sport, Longitude and Limited. The Compass would initially come with a diesel as well as a petrol engine option, wherein the former would be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission while the latter would have an automatic gearbox. For the all-wheel-drive variants, the Compass would have different terrain modes, Auto, Sand, Mud and Snow. The Compass would be offered in five colour options, Vocal White, Brilliant Black, Hydro Blue, Minimal Grey and Exotica Red.

01:10 PM: With the introduction of the Jeep Compass at this price tag, it would compete with the likes of the Mahindra XUV5OO, Tata Hexa and the Hyundai Tucson

01:05 PM: The Jeep Compass SUV has been launched at a starting price Rs 14.95 lakh, ex-showroom for the base petrol variant and goes up to Rs 20.69 lakh, ex-showroom for the top-end Limited 4X4 diesel version.

01:00 PM: The Jeep Compass would be offered with six airbags, cornering fog lamps, Electronic Stability Control, Reverse Parking Camera, Passive Entry and Electronic Parking Brake. As a passive safety feature, the electric parking brake disengages only when the driver's seat belt is engaged

12:55 PM: The Jeep Compass SUV will be offered in seven variants, Sport, Longitude, Longitude Option, Limited, Limited Option, Limited 4X4 and Limited 4X4 Option. The pre-bookings reveal more inclination towards the diesel variants. Petrol engine options would be offered a little later by the festive season

12:50 PM: The Jeep Compass has already garnered over 5,000 bookings and over 38,000 hot leads according to Jeep India

12:45 PM: The Jeep Compass would be offered with a three year/one lakh km warranty as standard. The SUV can be serviced at 48 MOPAR workshops and customers would also have a 3 year complimentary Road Side Assistance, the MOPAR 24X7

12:40 PM: We wanted to launch the compass in a setting that is bold, but adventurous. The Compass still retains the signature seven slot grille and other key elements that have been carried forward by all Jeep models for over 76 years: Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India

12:35 PM: The Jeep Compass SUV would be offered with a 5-inch as well as a 7-inch Uconnect Infotainment system. The 5-inch unit would be offered in the Sport variants which would support Bluetooth connectivity while the 7-inch unit, offered on the Longitude and Limited trims would also support Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay.

12:30 PM: In terms of dimensions, the Jeep Compass measures 4,395 mm in length, 1,818 mm in width, 1,640 mm in height and have a wheelbase of 2,636 mm. It has a ground clearance of 178 mm.

12:25 PM: The Jeep Compass will be the American carmaker's first locally assembled SUV for the country. It would be developed at the company's Ranjangaon facility in Maharashtra.

12:20 PM:  There would be over 50 safety features offered in the Jeep Compass which would also include six airbags, cornering fog lamps, Electronic Stability Control, Reverse Parking Camera, Passive Entry and Electronic Parking Brake. In fact, as a passive safety feature, the electric parking brake disengages only when the driver's seat belt is engaged

12:15 PM: The base Sport variant of the Jeep Compass would be offered with 16-inch steel wheels while the higher Longitude and Limited trims would be offered with 17-inch alloy wheels. In addition, the top-spec Limited variant would also get bi-xenon HID (High Intensity Discharge) Lamps with Daytime Running Lamps.

12:10 PM: The petrol engine offered in the Jeep Compass is a 1.4-litre unit that generates 161 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque. This diesel engine is a 2.0-litre Multijet II motor that produces 172 hp of power and 350 Nm of torque.

12:05 PM: The first production model of the Jeep Compass SUV was rolled out on 1st June 2017, and nearly after two months the company will be launching it today. Apart from the aggressive price tag, the Compass would also need a robust after sales network as well as considerable dealerships in order to garner a considerable number of buyers.

12:00 PM: The Jeep Compass would be offered in seven variants, Sport, Longitude, Longitude Option, Limited, Limited Option, Limited 4X4 and Limited 4X4 Option. The Sport and the Limited trims would be available with a petrol as well as a diesel engine option, while the Longitude variant would be offered only with a diesel unit.

11:55 AM: All variants of the Jeep Compass would be offered with a touchscreen infotainment system. The base trim, however will come with a 5-inch Uconnect infotainment unit only with Bluetooth connectivity while that upper versions would be offered with a 7-inch Uconnect system which would also support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

11:50 AM: FCA India had earlier announced a localization of upto 65 percent on the Jeep Compass SUV. The company will begin exports from its Ranjangaon manufacturing plant starting fourth quarter of the ongoing financial year.  

11:45 AM: Both the engines that would be offered on the Jeep Compass will be scalable to BS-VI emission norms that are expected to be implemented by 2020.

11:40 AM: Bookings of the Jeep Compass have already begun at their respective dealerships at a token amount of Rs 50,000

11:35 AM: In terms of dimensions, the Jeep Compass measures 4,395 mm in length, 1,818 mm in width, 1,640 mm in height and have a wheelbase of 2,636 mm. The kerb weight of the SUV is 1,537 kg and the fuel tank capacity is 60 litres.

11:30 AM: Inside the Jeep Compass, it is offered with a feature a 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with steering mounted audio as well as phone controls which also supports Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay for the higher variants. Other features on the higher versions also include a customisable 3.5-inch information cluster, automatic climate controls and Ski Grey Leather upholstery.

11:25 AM: Safety features in the Jeep Compass would include cornering fog lamps, six airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Passive Entry, Reverse Parking Camera and Electronic Parking Brake. As a passive safety feature, the parking brake disengages only when the driver's seat belt is engaged.

11:20 AM: The petrol engine will be a 1.4 litre unit which will generate 161 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque. Only the Jeep Compass Sport and Compass Limited variants will be offered with the petrol engine option, while the Compass Longitude would be offered only with the diesel engine option. This engine would also be available with an automatic transmission.

11:15 AM: The 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine offered in the Jeep Compass will generate 172 hp of power and 350 Nm of torque. This engine would be initially available with a 6-speed manual transmission and will have a claimed fuel efficiency of 17.1 kmpl.

11:10 AM: Do read our specification comparo of the Jeep Compass with the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra Xuv5OO and the Tata Hexa here

11:05 AM: While the Sport trim or the base variant will be offered with a 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system which would support Bluetooth connectivity only, the higher Longitude and Limited trims would be available with a 7-inch Uconnect infotainment system. Not only would have have more number of speakers, the system would also support Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.

11:00 AM: The higher version of the Jeep Compass would also be offered with Bi-Xenon HID (High Intensity Discharge) Lamps, dual tone roof, roof rails, rear wiper with defogger, cornering fog lamps, double crank prevention system and more.

10:55 AM: While the Sport would have an blacked out five spoke steel wheels, the Longitude would have a silver five spoke unit, The top-end Limited variant would have a 10 spoke alloy wheel. Other features on the outside would include body coloured door mirrors with integrated turn indicators and quad halogen headlamps with Daytime Running Lamps. The Sport variant would have a 16-inch steel wheel, while the Longitude as well as the Limited trims would be offered with 17-inch alloy wheels.

10:50 AM: The interiors of the Jeep Compass feature a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with steering mounted audio as well as phone controls. The touchscreen infotainment system also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Along with the infotainment system, the Jeep Compass is also offered with a customisable 3.5-inch information cluster, automatic climate controls and Ski Grey Leather upholstery.

10:45 AM: In terms of safety, the Jeep Compass is offered with six airbags, cornering fog lamps, Electronic Stability Control, Reverse Parking Camera, Passive Entry and Electronic Parking Brake. In fact, as a passive safety feature, the EPB disengages only when the driver's seat belt is engaged.

10:40 AM: The Jeep Compass will measure 4,395 mm in length, 1,816 mm in width, 1,640 mm in height and have a wheelbase of 2,636 mm. The fuel tank capacity of the SUV is 60 litres and the kerb weight is 1,537 kg.

10:35 AM: The petrol engine which will be offered with an automatic transmission as well will be a 1.4 litre Multiair unit. This motor will produce 161 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque. Only the Jeep Compass Sport and Compass Limited variants will be offered with the petrol engine option, while the Compass Longitude would be offered only with the diesel engine option.

10:30 AM: The diesel engine which will be offered in the Jeep Compass will be a 2.0 litre Multijet II unit that will generate 172 hp of power and 350 Nm of torque. This engine would be available only with a 6-speed manual transmission and will have a claimed fuel efficiency of 17.1 kmpl.

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